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Team ILR are pleased to announce that exciting young British rider Fraser Rogers will join the team for the final three rounds of this year's Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship


On board the Ninja ZX-10R, Rogers will make his debut for the team at Oulton Park next weekend and will also be in action at Silverstone and Brands Hatch. 


The Wiltshire born rider comes to the team with an excellent pedigree. He won his first Championship at just 9 years of age as he ran away with the 2005 British Junior Minimoto Championship. 

Fraser soon took the natural step up into 125cc racing in the form of the 2008 Aprillia Superteens Championship which he won in his rookie year, a feat only achieved one other time by a certain Casey Stoner! In addition to this, Fraser became the youngest ever Superteens Champion and the Nitro Newcomers Champion. 


Following this early success, Fraser secured a ride in the 2009 Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup whilst also racing in the Thundersport GB GP3 Championship which again he won courtesy of 19 podium finishes from 27 starts, seven of which were race wins. 


The following year, with backing from the Racing Steps Foundation, Fraser competed in the British 125GP Championship finishing sixth overall and third in the integral U-17s ACU Academy Cup. 


The 2011 and 2012 seasons saw Rogers compete in the Spanish CEV Buckler 125GP and Moto 3 Championships respectively. 


After three seasons with the Racing Steps Foundation, during which time he moved from the British 125GP Championship to the CEV Buckler 125GP and Moto 3 Championships in Spain, 2013 saw Rogers race a wild card at Silverstone with the Pata European Junior Cup and the FIM World Supersport Championship in Jerez. 


Following a successful wild card ride in Jerez at the last round of the 2013 season, Czech Republic Team Com Plus SMS Racing signed Fraser to compete in the 2014 FIM Supersport World Championship. 


This year Rogers has been racing in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship where he has spent a difficult season to date. 


However Team ILR have always enjoyed a justifiably respected position within the paddock for nurturing and supporting young riders, and the move to the team for three races is certain to benefit Fraser and act as the springboard for the talented young rider's future career plans. 


Ian Lougher Team ILR owner/manager: 

"We at Team ILR are very much looking forward to getting back into the Superstock 1000 class at BSB level, and working with someone who is young, ambitious and talented as Fraser is a great way to do it. 

Obviously jumping into this class so late in the season with a rider who has never ridden a 1000cc stock bike before will be difficult enough, but we'll use Oulton as a test session and get Fraser comfortable and confident on the bike and take it from there." 


Fraser Rogers:

"I can't wait to get out at Oulton Park on the Team ILR ZX-10R Kawasaki. 

It's a big opportunity for me to be a part of this team and I'm looking forward to getting started. 


It's a big step for me but I'm not too worried as I'll be riding for someone with as much experience as Ian. 

He will be able to teach me everything I need to know about riding these big bikes. 

My plan is to just build on these last three rounds so that we can come to next season strong. 

I want to thank Ian for taking me on board and everyone else who has made this possible for me. 

It's a real privilege to be riding for him."

Team ILR (Ian Lougher Racing) are pleased to announce that they will renew their partnership with Dan Hegarty on the roads in 2015.
 
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Fraser Rogers links up with Team ILR 

Posted September 2015